CFHS code : AS245

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRIETTA MUNNINGS d Feb 6 1923 aged 76 also of GEORGE HENRY MUNNINGS d June 16 1932 aged 57 also MATILDA MUNNINGS d Feb 9 1950 aged 74

Monument : Kerb stones/Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Munnings monument June 2017


Situated to the south of the parish of All Saints, fourteen rows from the central path. The kerb stones are intact. Some of the inscription is damaged. The stone resting on the east kerb is from the grave of  Charlotte Harvey


kerb stones
In Loving Memory of HENRIETTA MUNNINGS died Feb 6 1923 aged 76 years

Also of GEORGE HENRY MUNNINGS died June 16 1932 aged 57 years

small slab
Also MATILDA MUNNINGS died Feb 9 1950 aged 74 years

Relationships: George Munnings, his wife Matilda, and mother Henrietta

The small slab

Henrietta Munnings [nee Norfolk] (1847 – 6 February 1923)

Henrietta was the daughter of John Norfolk and his wife Henrietta [nee Munnings].  She was born in Colchester, but moved to Cambridge when she was very small.  She grew up on King Street, and her father was a bricklayer. Her father died in 1857 when she was 10 years  old.

She married George Henry Munnings – who was possibly a relation on her maternal side in 1870 in South Stoneham in Hampshire. In 1871 she was living in Millbrook, Hampshire and George Henry Munnings was a seaman.  Their son George Henry J Munnings was born in 1875.  She was widowed in 1882.  George and Henrietta had three children in total, but George Henry Junior was the only one who survived to adulthood.

By 1911 Henrietta had returned to Cambridge – she was living at 10 Regent Terrace, and living with a boarder. Around 1920 she moved to Wrays Court, 2 Sidney Street. She died in 1923 aged  76 years old.

George Henry J Munnings ( 1875 – 16 June 1932)

George was the son of George Henry and Henrietta Munnings.  He was born in Southampton.  By 1901 he was Chef du Cuisine at the Royal Hotel in Grimsby.  He married Matilda Coe in Cambridge in 1909 and worked as a college cook.  They lived at 51 Abbey Road [1911] and then at 2 Pembroke Street [1930].  He died aged 57 years old in 1932.

Matilda Munnings [nee Coe] (8 January 1876 – 9 February 1950)

Matilda was the daughter of Henry and Maria Coe.  She grew up on New Street [1881] and then Willow Place [1891] – her father was a labourer, and her mother a college bedmaker.  Matilda became a dressmaker.  In 1901 she was living on Brunswick Terrace with her stepmother Maud and father Henry, and working as a dressmaker. She married George Munnings I 19009 when she was 33 years old.  They had one son – George Henry Douglas [1911-1992].

She died at 26 Magrath Avenue aged 74 years old.


by Claire Martinsen

George Henry Munnings; Henrietta Munnings; Matilda Munnings